Divine Adoption

Bible Reading: John 14:15-21
Author: Mr. James R. Hayes (Tennessee)
Saturday 16 February 2019 © The Upper Room.
As I drove home from my mother’s funeral, I was struck by the deeply sad thought that with both of my parents dead, I had become an orphan.  I was feeling sorry for myself — utterly alone and dejected.
 
In the depths of my despair, the Spirit reminded me that Jesus assured us that we are not orphans because he came to redeem us so that we could be adopted as children of God.  Jesus taught us that we have a family — the family of God — that loves us, wants the best for us, and is always there for us.

At times, we may feel alone and dejected, especially when our parents die.  But beyond our momentary feelings, we can trust that we have a Father who will always love us and never leave us.

Prayer: Dear Father, help us to grow into the image of your son and our brother, Jesus Christ.  Thank you for always being with us and reassuring us when we feel alone.  Amen.
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